I think one thing that's wrong with our immediate all-encompassing access to "everything you ever wanted to know about anything" type life" is that you have to realize that in so many aspects of your life, one size does NOT fit all. You have to personalized what works for you.
What a boring world this would be if that were not the case. Everything and everyone would be the same - just like an army of robots. Don't you think that would be very mundane and cause you to lose interest in life in general?
So why do we search out the one way to do things? The easy way supposedly. People are always selling the ONE way to do things...and unfortunately we fall prey to believing that if it worked for them it MUST work for us. But then we get disappointed when we find out it doesn't work for us. We think that there is something wrong with us. That's not the case at all. It's just that what works for someone else does not necessarily work for us.
We have to take the ideas of others and try them out in various combinations to find out what clicks inside of us. It's only through experimentation and open mindedness that we'll know what OUR magic solution is.
The worst thing you can do is think that you are a failure because something that worked for someone else didn't work for you. You are an individual and you have to find your own way in life. You have to determine what works for you. First, you have to make sure your "why" is aligned with what you are trying to do. Is your heart really in this? Is this something you want to do above all else? If so, then you can continue with passion. Passion is the key ingredient to not giving up, to making it work for you, to finding your way.
All of the variation is based on the fact that we each have different beliefs and when we believe in something, then there is a greater likelihood that it will work. If we do not have that strong belief, then our hearts won't be in it and our success will not be great, if at all. You have to model the proposed solution to your beliefs and your conscience. You have to feel that it will work for you, not just others.
One size does NOT fit all and what works for someone else will not necessarily work for you. Accept that and rejoice in it. Take that realization and run with it creating your personalized success formula.